lexingtonGuide dogs helping Blind Athletes in Rio

When asked about the guide dogs at the Paralympic Village, the cafeteria staff, the security staff, and the cleaning staff smile with joy and start describing Lexingon and Alan, the two furry residents who arrived with the Canadian team for the Rio 2016 Games.
“You just feel like petting him all the time” said a cafeteria worker. However, petting a guide dog, as one would with a pet dog, is not something that can be done when the dog is working.
“It’s hard to explain that to people,” said Australian-born Ness Murby, a visually-impared discus thrower who represents Canada. She is the proud owner of the lab Lexingon Pao de Queijo, in honor of the popular Brazilian snack food made of cheese and bread. (read more at Rio2016.com)


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